Fourth Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

The Administration suffers another defeat in defense of its effort to ban Muslim immigrants.

Ninth Circuit Hears Argument In Muslim Travel Ban Case

Another day in Court for President Trump’s Muslim ban.

Two Years After Obergefell, Public Support For Same-Sex Marriage Hits Another High

Two years after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the idea of legal marriage rights for gay and lesbian Americans.

Donald Trump To Put His Narcissism On Display In The White House

Soon visitors to the White House will be able to see Donald Trump’s “yuge” election win on display for all to see.

Fourth Circuit Appears Skeptical Of Government’s Arguments Defending Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard argument yesterday in the appeal of an order barring travel from six Muslim countries, and it didn’t appear to go well for the attorneys defending the ban.

Senate Invokes ‘Nuclear Option’ As Gorsuch Nomination Heads To Final Vote

As expected, Senate Republicans invoked the so-called ‘nuclear option’ to move the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch forward to a final vote on Friday.

Trump’s Revised Muslim Travel Ban Blocked By Two Federal Judges

Two more losses for the Trump Administration.

South Korean President Removed From Office After Impeachment

South Korea removes a corrupt leader by peaceful means.

Hawaii Sues Trump Administration Over Renewed Muslim Ban Executive Order

Hawaii is the first state to challenge the Trump Administration’s revised Muslim travel ban.

A ‘Trump Slump’ In The U.S. Travel Industry?

Travel industry experts are reporting a noticeable drop in international travel and tourism since Donald Trump was elected President.

Republicans Looking At Plans To Break Up The Ninth Circuit

Independent of the current controversy surrounding President Trump’s immigration order, Republicans in Congress are looking at a plan to break up the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Electoral College Farce

While hardly the most compelling argument against an archaic institution, yesterday’s silliness was noteworthy.

Electoral College Wargames And Paths To Victory

A look at the Electoral College shows that It is far more likely that Hillary Clinton will win the election than that Donald Trump will.

Trump Pushing Asian American Voters Into Democratic Camp

Donald Trump appears to be pushing voters from America’s fastest growing minority group into the Democratic camp.

Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies At 87

A golf legend passes away.

Trump’s Campaign Says He Now Believes Obama Was Born In The U.S.

Donald Trump’s campaign is apparently finally acknowledging reality, although its claim that birtherism originated with the Clinton campaign in 2008 does not comport with the facts.

Evan McMullin’s Presidential Campaign Not Going So Well

The “independent conservative” running for President is finding it hard to even get on the ballot.

Good Bye Peak Oil Hypothesis

Remember Peak Oil? Whatever happened to that idea?

New Jersey Judge Rules Ted Cruz Is A “Natural Born Citizen”

A New Jersey judge, along with a Judge in Pennsylvania, is among the first to rule on the meaning of the ‘natural born citizen’ clause.

Sanders Wins In Wisconsin, But Clinton Remains In Control In The Race For Delegates

Bernie Sanders pulled off another win, but it puts him no closer to having a realistic chance of winning the nomination.

Bernie Sanders Sweeps Western Caucuses, But Hillary Controls The Race For Delgates

Bernie Sanders swept the Western Caucuses on Saturday, but Hillary Clinton remains in control in the delegate count.

Trump, Clinton Win Arizona, While Sanders And Cruz Capture Caucus Wins

As expected, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both scored big wins in Arizona, while Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders both continued to win caucus states.

Donald Trump Wins Michigan, Mississippi, Adds To Delegate Lead

Another big night for Donald Trump puts him another step closer to being the presumptive GOP nominee.

If Only A Contested Convention Can Stop Trump, It’s A Plan That’s Unlikely To Succeed

It seems increasingly apparent that the only way to stop Donald Trump now is by trying to force a contested convention. It also seems clear that such a plan probably wouldn’t succeed.

China, U.S. Agree On North Korea Sanctions That Are Unlikely To Accomplish Anything

Can anything restrain the North Koreans besides direct action by China? That’s unclear, but the new round of sanctions pending at the U.N. seem unlikely to accomplish much of anything.

Donald Trump Suggests Marco Rubio May Not Be Eligible To Be President

Donald Trump is trolling the depths of the Internet’s conspiracy dungeons once again. This time to raise the largely absurd argument that Marco Rubio may not be eligible to serve as President.

Delaware Becomes The Latest State To Decriminalize Marijuana

Delaware has become the latest state to liberalize its laws regarding marijuana.

Kim Jong Un Claims North Korea Has Thermonuclear Weapons, But It Probably Doesn’t

North Korea’s mercurial leader now claims to have thermonuclear weapons, but analysts are saying this is likely braggadocios nonsense.

No, Ben Carson Is Not Being Subjected To ‘Unfair’ Scrutiny

Ben Carson and his supporters would have you believe that he is being subjected to unprecedented and unfair scrutiny. That assertion is completely false.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Oh, The Huma Inanity! Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

New Poll Shows Support For Marijuana Legalization Continues To Rise

Public support for marijuana legalization continues to rise. As with the marriage equality movement, it’s obvious where this will end, The only question is how long it will take to get there.

The 2016 Electoral College Battlefield Is Very Small

The 2016 election will be fought on a very small battlefield, and right now the makeup of that battlefield heavily favors the Democrats.

Donald Trump Appeals To The Worst Instincts In Voters, And The Worst Parts Of American Politics

The longer this race goes on, the hard it becomes to deny the truth about Donald Trump.

Swearing in America: Big Data Edition

Jason Kottke points me to Stan Carey’s summary of Jack Grieve’s study of regional variations in swearing patterns across the United States.

Donald Trump Is Still A Birther, But He Doesn’t Want To Talk About That Anymore

Donald Trump says he still doesn’t know where the President was born, but he’d rather not talk about that anymore.

It’s Now Illegal For Some Adults In Hawaii To Buy Tobacco

If you’re under 21 in Hawaii, you’re still technically an adult but you can’t buy tobacco.

From Loving, To Windsor, To Obergefell, Liberty And Equality Prevail At The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has issued a ruling whose roots can be found in case law going back half a century.

America’s Changing Demographics

The latest Census data show a changing America.

Will The GOP Drop Its Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage?

Some Republicans are trying to move their party in the right direction on marriage equality, but it’s unclear if they will succeed in the short term.

Yes, Ted Cruz Is A “Natural Born Citizen”

Just in case there’s any question, yes, Ted Cruz is Constitutionally eligible to serve as President.

Republicans Will Hold The House, And Are Likely To Add To Their Majority

While the battle for the Senate remains up in the air, the Republican majority in the House remains secure.

Third-Party Candidates Poised To Play Big Role In Deciding Senate Control

Third-party candidates in several states could end up having a big say in the battle for control of the Senate.